Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested in Miami Gardens, Fla. and charged with resisting arrest and escape while attending the Rolling Loud music festival over the weekend.
SLATER SCOOP: Phoenix Suns forward Josh Jackson was arrested at Rolling Loud music festival in Miami Gardens.— Andy Slater (@AndySlater) May 13, 2019
Jackson tried to enter VIP area many times without proper pass, source says.
After cops handcuffed him, he ran away.
He’s charged with escape and resisting arrest. pic.twitter.com/Km8vVNrKQe
Jackson attempted to enter a VIP area at the music festival multiple times without a pass he was handcuffed but ran away before being apprehended again.
Someone get this man a VIP pass.
I mean, he’s in the NBA shouldn’t he get one? Or should he pay for one? Maybe it was invite only for VIP?
At first I was on his side when I heard he was trying to get into VIP but he must have done it constantly and must have been a dick about it to get arrested.
Jackson averaged 11.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 2018-19, his second NBA season.
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He was also hit with a traffic violation during college that led to a one-game suspension. Jackson backed into a parked car on campus and left the scene without leaving his information. He was cited for “duty upon striking an unattended vehicle, inattentive driving and improper backing.”
With the Suns, Jackson was fined $20,000 by the NBA team this past year after he skipped a team-sponsored autograph signing this season.
The second-year forward was supposed to sign autographs at the Fry’s grocery store on 20th Street and Camelback Road in February but never showed up. Fans who waited out Jackson were instead greeted by Suns interim general manager James Jones, who told people Jackson wasn’t showing up.